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by 952 · about 12 hours ago

Have you found any recommendations personally helpful and started using any of them regularly? I am talking about less common things, not so much about ideas that are already widely adopted in Paleo community.

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by 415 · about 13 hours ago

Hello, I'm trying to get more data points about possible adaptations to high fat diets. I know about Peter Attia's numbers ( http://youtu.be/NqwvcrA7oe8?t=33m23s ) and I thought that's the best case probably. But today, I've found this... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hey all, I am a triathlete and wondering about wether bp coffee (e.g. coffee with butter + coconut oil) is sufficient as a pre-workout "snack" to prevent katabolism when doing Intermittent Fasting? I am not aiming for the long distance but my... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 08, 2013 at 3:41 PM

No, my opinion is that it's definitely not enough to prevent muscle catabolism. Fasted exercise is a fantastic tool for people that are trying to lose weight, as well as being handy for general fitness - where you'd wake up, work out, and then... (more)

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by 2302 · about 13 hours ago

OK so I am a naughty paleo and participate in "chronic cardio". Rock N Roll SF Half Marathon is coming up on Sunday and I just got back from the expo to pick up my gear. For the run, my plan was to just keep a banana in my pocket (in a ziploc) as... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 05, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Yes, in a case like this, this is probably the best commercially made energy bar I've seen. Granted, most of them are garbage. ;-) I would actually consider banana puree superior to a banana mid-race, as hypothetically more (most?) of the... (more)

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by 1495 · about 13 hours ago

Hi all, I'm having trouble with recovery post exercise (ever since a bad injury almost a year ago). Been really cautious about what I eat after, not overdoing it, taking lots of rest. I'm down to 2-3 days of weight training (about 30 minutes of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 02, 2013 at 1:50 PM

The idea behind fasted training is to provide several benefits: a) If you fast long enough you start autophagy which cleans up the dead and broken proteins inside your cells, and it also signals the immune system to start cleaning up viruses and... (more)

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by 5775 · about 13 hours ago

I was recently listening to episode 1092 of Super Human Radio and they had NASA research scientist Per Tesch on the show discussing this. In summary, he claimed their results showed better results in training a muscle group for strength or... (more)

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David_Marino 0 · January 14, 2013 at 3:35 AM

My experience is anecdotal, but I know a lot of pro and olympic athletes would back it up. When training for strength increases if you do any near intense cardio with the same muscle groups for 20-30 minutes prior to intense strength sets it is... (more)

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by 418 · about 13 hours ago

I'm 25 and just joned an adult swim team a few weeks back. BCAAs alone before are not enough to get me through the workout without dying. I'm not a breakfast guy and all my practices are in the morning. Should I take a whey protein shake before... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 08, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Here's two products to take a look at: Nuun All-Day for hydration. UCAN Superstarch for energy. Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 943 · about 13 hours ago

I've been trying to find a table or single numbers for the amount of minerals endurance athletes (I'm particularly interested in runners) should have on a daily basis. I'm thinking of iodine, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Does... (more)

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CD 0 · February 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Noakes wrote this when he was on the carbohydrate bandwagon. He has since moved to a largely low carb high fat diet. But I think this is still the best documnet on electrolytes and minerals for endurance... (more)

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by 50 · about 13 hours ago

All, I am going to go for my first full marathon ever this weekend. Being a paleo for the last 2 years, I have been thinking of doing an experiment on myself during my run: I want to go marathon in a fasted state, hoping that I can tap into fat... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wouldn't skip breakfast. At the very least eat a big protein and fat (especially coconut oil) breakfast. More likely I'd go for that plus a couple of mashed sweet potatoes with a ton of butter. If you're fat adapted you should have no problem... (more)

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by 3690 · about 13 hours ago

Hey all, I've signed up for the September Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder event, and just started seriously training for it, meaning not doing random "play" workouts that I usually do. I'm fishing for some training recommendations. I ran 3.2 miles... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 09, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I'm actually working on an article about "Adventure Race" training (tough mudder, spartan race, etc.) so this topic has been on my mind. (Note: A few weeks ago I did a 6.5 mile mud run with about two dozen significant obstacles and was able to... (more)

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by 340 · about 13 hours ago

Looks like the mainstream media is finally turning with regard to extreme endurance events like marathons, triathlons, and distance training. Here, the UK Mail reports on the "hormetic" aspect of endurance exercises and training: Physical... (more)

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by 2227 · about 13 hours ago

It has been a long time since I've asked a "plase hack my..." question, but I need some help. First question: I work 8-4, followed by crossfit everyday from 430-530. Sleeping around 7/8 hours a night. I'm constantly playing with IF protocols, but... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ok, I'll say it. Suddenly switching up to downing loads of carbs may be the worst thing you could do. You don't need them. They are a poor option for sustaining 5 days activity, you'll be eating constantly, you'll neglect eating anything more... (more)

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by 370 · about 13 hours ago

Here's my story: I started running ~3.5 years ago, and it has become something I love. I've trained for a couple of distance races, but for the most part I'm happy as a 20-25 mi/week girl. I don't push it particularly hard, I just enjoy getting... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · March 05, 2012 at 4:40 PM

As a runner with 36 years and almost 550 race experiences (30 years pre-paleo and 5 post-paleo) and as a sports-chiropractor who has worked with hundred of runners, I can assure you that "going Paleo" (if done correctly) has almost zero chance of... (more)

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by 15003 · about 14 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Keith Norris ??? Trainer, Efficient Exercise Topic: Health versus Performance. Can you be fit and unhealthy? Muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance are not always signs of health. Keith... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:08 AM

I enjoyed Keith's talk - I had no idea he used to work for a pharmaceutical company - very interesting to hear his perspective on things

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

I've started Paleo for Athletes 3 days ago. I felt really lousy on the 2nd day and went out for a 25 mile ride anyway. I felt weak and wobbly but still rode an exceptable time. I felt much better today but didn't ride as it's my rest day. This... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

You definitely need to give yourself some time get fat-adapted. My first two-three weeks of paelo were really crappy. I had no energy in workouts (I should have taken those weeks off, but I didn't know then). Even simple warm-ups got me crazy... (more)

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by 323 · about 14 hours ago

Hello all, I am looking for a protein bar that is ideal for refuelling after long distance endurance events; it needs to be rich in branch chain amino acids and moderate to high GI carbohydrates. Paleo friendly would be a plus but isn't... (more)

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Paleo_Designer 0 · February 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Does it have to be in one bar? I would think Lara Bars would give you the carbs you need and jerky would give you the protein you need. Or you could make your own pemmican bars (which sound like a lot of work for something that doesn't seem too... (more)

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by 536 · about 14 hours ago

Hey Hackers, I constantly struggle with eating enough on Paleo. I'm a triathlete, and even though its off season, I havent finished a Crossfit WOD in I dont know how long and my coach asked me if I was eating enough. This was an issue in the... (more)

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Lindsay_3 0 · February 02, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I feel like I've been exactly here. I've tried upping the fat and upping the carbs. Finally, what I found works for me is upping the protein. I eat about 1-1.2 grams per pound of actual body weight, and since I'm in base training right now and... (more)

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by 160 · about 14 hours ago

As as endurance athlete, I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other squashes. Recently I've been told that I'm looking "orange"- like I fake tan look to me. Is this from eating a lot of orange foods? Or is this in... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · January 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM

this is totally possible and well documented. Called carotenemia, it is usually associated with carrots but sweet potatoes and squashes also contain plenty of the orange/yellow-creating pigment beta-carotene. ... (more)

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by 46 · about 14 hours ago

Having been a lifelong health nut involved in weighttraining(15 years) and shorter duration conventional gym cardio(elliptical trainers, treadmills, etc.) I had stumbled upon information by Dr.K amongst others that claimed "endurance exercise"... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · January 15, 2012 at 3:21 AM

If you're running 50 miles per week, that translates to 8.3 miles per day, assuming you rest 1 day per week. 8.3 miles per day is 33.3 times around a quarter mile track. It's an endurance distance. If you try to run fast, you'll suffer later. ... (more)

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by 323 · about 14 hours ago

Hello all. Through one route or another I have heard within the Paleo community that long duration moderate intensity endurance exercises such as running marathons are bad for your long term health due to the high levels of oxidative stress put... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 09, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I would refer you to Dr. Kurt Harris and Mark Sisson for really excellent articles on this topic: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/p-nu/201103/cardio-may-cause-heart-disease-part-i ... (more)

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by 15226 · about 14 hours ago

Considering thiamin's role in reducing the buildup of lactic acid, wouldn't this be a no-brainer supplement for athletes to improve performance and/or recovery? Is it commonly used and I've just missed the boat so... (more)

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sam_acw 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Another odd supplement can be baking soda - it's meant to reduce lactic acid buildup. http://www.livestrong.com/article/408081-recommended-dose-of-sodium-bicarbonate-for-alkalizing-lactic-acid-when-exercising/ (more)

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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

I know that's a loaded question and failure is just because I've given up. I'm currently sitting at 224 at around 18%-20% bf. I'm 5'7", and had my bf taken by a pro bodybuilder. I'm an endurance athlete, but I used to lift alot of weights. The... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 03, 2012 at 7:12 PM

What exactly did you fail? Losing bodyfat? What did you do and how long did you do it? You don't say, and we need more info. But yeah, porking out on ice cream/candy doesn't help. And the cravings indicate that you probably didn't go paleo... (more)

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by 221 · about 14 hours ago

Does anyone know the average blood pressure of ultra endurance athletes? Someone like Scott Jurek, Killian Jornet, or even Lance Armstrong? I had my blood pressure taken today during a dental exam and Was able to check the records for a... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:17 AM

I don't have access to the full paper, but this may be helpful... https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/abstract/sportsmed/doi/10.1055/s-2007-972828 (more)

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by 8239 · about 14 hours ago

Seem like yet another false choice? Let me shift the question out of the rhetorical mode, so as to not to run afoul of censorious PH monitors. If you have come to realizations similar to that of Sarah Wilson (strength and endurance are not... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM

She makes a great point, and the insanely strong and fit people in the crossfit games add some punctuation to that. Athletes may not care about the nuances of biochemistry, but I think the issue is whether you're stimulating the AMPK (endurance... (more)

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by 1373 · about 14 hours ago

This is more of a general question about marathon training, but I'd like to hear from the paleo community about it: Can a very fit, but over-running-injury-prone person get away with 5-6 crosstraining sessions and one long run per week and train... (more)

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Masochist 0 · September 04, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Pre-attempting paleo, I was a chronic endurance runner for a decade, a high-weight 60+ miles a week guy with no strength training and a crappy diet. I don't mean typical endurance athlete diet that's horrifying-to-paleos, I mean Hohos and Taco... (more)

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